Cooler Dimensions: Length 147mm x Width 123mm x Height 154mm
Cooler Weight: 550g (excluding fan and mounting hardware)
Heat-pipe: 6mm sintered heat-pipes x 6 units
Cooler base material: C1100 Pure copper with Nickel Plating
Note: Must use with an Intel stock cooler or a down drafting type heatsink like Thermalright AXP-140.
Better cooling results for both CPU and GPU when Spitifre is used.
Question : I used the RAM sinks that were included with my Thermalright VGA cooler but they keep falling off even after following your instructions for cleaning. Is it because the adhesiveness is not enough?
Answer : First and foremost, we cannot stress enough how important it is to thoroughly clean the surface of the RAM chips. It does not matter how much adhesiveness there is, if the surface resides any amount of residue (thermal paste, oil, and etc), it will not stick. Please see below instructions and illustrations for better understanding.
Illustration 1 shows the residue left from the stock cooler’s thermal padding. This contains huge amount of oily residue and traces of thermal compound. It is crucial to remove these as thoroughly as possible.
Illustration 2 shows a typical cleaning by an end-user, but as you can see there are still some oily residue left on the RAM chip that can be felt with a finger. Under this condition, the RAM sink would definitely not stick as well as it should. More cleaning is needed!
Illustration 3 shows the RAM chip after a thorough, complete cleaning using rubbing alcohol or thermal compound cleaner to achieve best result.
Illustration 4 shows the RAM sink on the RAM chip. If cleaned properly, you will find that it is not movable.
Below picture shows the ultimate test. Again, if properly cleaned you would be able to hold up the entire video card just by holding on to the RAM sink.